Thursday, 29 October 2015

Vampire Variations Volume III

The sun is setting. The countdown begins...

Finally here is the trailer for Vampire Variations Volume III - a fan album that celebrates and re-arranges the music of Super Castlevania IV; originally released in 1991 for the Super Nintendo/Famicom.

Like the previous two volumes, Chernabogue and his ensemble have done a terrific job. On Hallowe'en all three volumes will be made available to download through OverClocked Remix for FREE!

You can check out samples of the album and some of the illustrations I have done for it below.

Hallowe'en at the Podbean. Unseen.

Big thanks to Vince, Tony and Dan and all at the Awesome Comics Podcast for their generous hat-tipping to The Grinning Man and myself in their recent Hallowe'en Special.

The ACP is indeed an awesome comics podcast and I recommend it to anyone and everyone even remotely interested in what's going on within the world of comics; small press or mainstream. My required reading list has now grown larger still because of it. If you haven't listened to their latest shenanigans, do so now. If you have - listen to it again.

On the subject of The Grinning Man, very few copies of the physical edition remain on my Etsy store, and sadly it is unlikely to be reprinted within the foreseeable future. You can still however obtain a digital version here.

For those who prefer the papery goodness of a physical copy, don't forget you can claim a 20% discount when you type in HALLOWSINTHEDARK2015 as a coupon code at checkout until the end of 2nd November.

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Hallowe'en Whispers

It seems to be that time of year.

The days are getting shorter. The nights are getting colder. Grown men and women are shivering with fright, and children are vomiting everywhere. It can only mean that... The X Factor is on the telly.

Oh, and that it's Hallowe'en. Sort of.

So things are stirring.

Firstly, Dracula and all his little pixies shall be returning on the Hallows Eve - in the form of Vampire Variations Volume III - a tribute album to the wonderful soundtrack for Super Castlevania IV on the Super Nintendo. Like its predecessor, I have provided illustrations that shall accompany the album; which will be released through OverClocked Remix (no less) on the 31st. Promptly. Stay tuned to their website and social media for further news and updates from hereon.

Secondly - HALLOWE'EN SALE TIME!!! It's the simplest thing I could think of to celebrate the occasion - besides throwing a party, but I have literally nothing to wear. So I can sit here (naked) and tell you that from right now through to the end of Monday 2nd November you can claim a 20% discount from all items in my Etsy store!! I know! I really AM that nice. Really. All you have to do to claim your discount is type in the following coupon code at checkout:


Remember to type it in exactly like that, caps and all, otherwise it won't work.

Happy bobbing.